CULTURE

Diwali and Samhain

Sadly, as I write this, there are only a few days left of ArtsEkta's Indo-Celtic festival, however I would still like to share the parts of Diwali and Samhain I have been a part of. The celebrations aren't over until this Sunday, so please check out the programme to see what's on. I really recommend the… Continue reading Diwali and Samhain

CRAFTING, CULTURE, thrifty thursday

Crafting 2 Thrifting 1……Culture 0

This was meant to be my Big Fat Week of Crafting and Culture, the itinerary planned out thus: Wednesday: Pick up sewing machine, go to sustainable art collective ReFound's new premises to chat to owner before big launch of their new premises on Thursday. Thursday: ReFound launch party Friday: Culture Night Belfast Saturday: Frock Around… Continue reading Crafting 2 Thrifting 1……Culture 0

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival. Anyone who… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

Last year, I went to Belfast Mela for the first time and the experience stayed with me for some time afterwards. I had forgotten all about that feeling until Sunday and now I'm in that sweet, melancholy comedown again, but even more profoundly so this year - my first time volunteering at the festival.Anyone who has… Continue reading Mela Monday: Gone but not forgotten

CULTURE

Art house

Yesterday I stumbled across Household Belfast, a fascinating concept for an art festival. It's taking place in Belfast this weekend between Friday and Sunday, with a collective of artists opening up their South Belfast homes to host exhibitions, gigs, talks, screenings, performances and tours. The launch event takes place at 5pm on Friday in Satis… Continue reading Art house

CULTURE

Mela Monday: Dancing toward the big day

I honestly can't believe this time next week, Mela 2012 will all be over. I'd be sad if I wasn't so excited! And this time next week, you could be sitting at home reliving the memories of this joyous festival - that you enjoyed with a free ticket thanks to The Patchwork Quill! ArtsEkta have… Continue reading Mela Monday: Dancing toward the big day

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Belle-fast

Last weekend my good friend (and hugely talented author and film journalist FYI) Andrew took me for a long overdue catch-up and a dander around our favourite part of our beloved Belfast - the Cathedral Quarter. It's gaining a reputation as a hip n' happenin', artsy part of the city and it would be easy to… Continue reading Belle-fast